https://www.acacamps.org/blog/winter-covid-19-update-faq-dr-blaisdellWinter COVID-19 Update — FAQ with Dr. Blaisdell
Over the last six weeks, ACA staff have received a great number of questions about COVID-19 and how to plan for summer 2022. In response, we sat down with ACA’s volunteer medical advisor...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/delta-division-diversity-guidance-navigating-uncertainty-age-covidDelta, Division, and a Diversity of Guidance: Navigating Uncertainty in the Age of COVID
Back in the summer of 2020, some camps embarked on an important yet uncertain adventure: They decided to operate during the heart of the pandemic. At the time, there was much speculation in the...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/developing-certification-program-staff-recruitment-retention-toolDeveloping a Certification Program as a Staff Recruitment/Retention Tool
So what are — and what aren’t — certifications, exactly?
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/tips-hiring-quality-staff-without-spending-dimeTips for Hiring Quality Staff without Spending a Dime
A common challenge for summer camp administrators in 2021 was staff recruitment and hiring. This is not surprising, since there is a labor shortage across the country. According to the Washington...
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/preventing-burnout-caring-your-staffs-mental-health-while-camp-sessionPreventing Burnout: Caring for Your Staff’s Mental Health while Camp Is in Session
A camp job is hard work. Camp is so worth it, as evidenced by all the positive outcomes research has shown campers achieve. But that does not make the job any easier — especially for the teenagers...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/step-your-hiring-game-attracting-interns-through-field-experience-manualStep Up Your Hiring Game: Attracting Interns through a Field Experience Manual
Here are some easy steps to get you started putting together your own field experience manual.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-reclaim-your-purpose-part-2Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 2
This blog post is the second in a two-part series about staff culture.
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/economic-injury-disaster-loan-limit-raised-2-millionEconomic Injury Disaster Loan Limit Raised to $2 Million
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has retooled the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to better serve and support businesses still reeling from the pandemic. Starting...
https://www.acacamps.org/blog/staff-culture-reclaim-your-purpose-part-1Staff Culture: Reclaim Your Purpose, Part 1
When finishing one camp season and preparing for another, don't forget to unpack your baggage and reclaim your purpose.
https://www.acacamps.org/article/camping-magazine/assessing-summer-health-outcomesAssessing Summer Health Outcomes
How did it go? After 2020's "different" summer, we stepped into 2021 with hope. More camps opened, some staff were COVID-19 immunized, and protective behaviors — such as masks, physical distancing,...